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Dozens Speak Out on Proposed Dangerous Dog Ordinance

RICHLAND, Wash. - Pit bull owners be warned.  Your dog could cost you hundreds of dollars each month if a new ordinance passes in Richland.

Dozens of people came together Tuesday night at the Richland City Council meeting on very different sides of the debate whether bully breed dogs should be singled out as dangerous.

The Richland City Council heard the first reading of a the proposed ordinance similar to Pasco and Kennewick's current ordinances.

Dangerous dog owners would need to keep the animals in a five sided kennel, post signs warning of the dogs, and have a $250,000 insurance bond. 

Many home owners said their insurance would sky rocket if they needed coverage for that dollar amount.

One Richland man at Tuesday's meeting said his dogs are his family.

"I think any dog could be dangerous it doesn't matter if they're pit bulls or not," said Richland dog owner Nicholas Devine.

This is the first reading of the ordinance which means it will be reviewed several times before the council votes on the issue.

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